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Buildings and spaces shall be classified in the mercantile occupancy group when they are used for display and sales of goods accessible to public inspection. Highly combustible or flammable goods, such as those made of pyroxylin products, shall be limited to small quantities that do not constitute a high hazard; if not so limited, the occupancy shall meet the requirements for high hazard occupancies when the latter are more restrictive than the corresponding requirements for the mercantile classification.
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Buildings and spaces shall be classified in the mercantile occupancy group when they are used for display and sales of goods accessible to public ...
Table 3-1 lists occupancy groups and sub groups that shall be established for classifying buildings and spaces in accordance with the provisions of articles three through twelve of this subchapter.
TABLE 3-1 OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATIONS
Storage (moderate hazard)
Storage (low hazard)
Mercantile Group M occupancy includes, among others, the use of a building or structure or a portion thereof, for the display and sale of merchandise ...
Mercantile Group M occupancy includes, among others, buildings and structures or a portion thereof, for the display and sale of merchandise ...
sales and storage of flammable and combustible liquids in mercantile occupancies conforming to the New York City Fire Code. 5. Closed systems housing flammable or combustible liquids or gases utilized for the operation of machinery or equipment. 6. Cleaning establishments that utilize combustible liquid solvents having a flash point of 140°F (60°C) or higher in closed systems employing equipment listed by an approved testing agency, provided that this occupancy is separated from all other areas of the building by 1-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier walls or horizontal assemblies or both. 7. Cleaning establishments that utilize a liquid solvent having a flash point at or above 200°F (93°C). 8. Liquor stores and distributors without bulk storage. 9. Refrigeration systems. 10. The storage or utilization of materials for agricultural purposes on the premises. 11. Stationary batteries utilized for facility emergency power, uninterrupted power supply or telecommunication facilities provided that the batteries are provided with safety venting caps and ventilation is provided in accordance with the New York City Mechanical Code. 12. Corrosives shall not include personal or household products in their original packaging used in retail display or commonly used building materials. 13. Buildings and structures occupied for aerosol storage shall be classified as Group S ...